PAKISTAN: US calls on Govt to implement textile labour standards
Pakistan says special emphasis will be laid on the implementation of labour standards in the textile industry in its upcoming textile policy
The US has called on Pakistan to implement international labour standards in its textile sector adding that it will support the Government on compliance with ILO standards.
US Deputy Counselor for Economic Affairs, Susan McFee, met with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Textile Industry, Mr Abbas Khan, this week with regard to framing a policy regarding labour standards in the country.
The implementation of international labour standards in Pakistan was discussed in detail, with the deputy counselor point out that Pakistan was not the only country adversely affected by the labour standards certification.
She called on the country to "immediately come up with a comprehensive strategy" on such standards in order to meet the International Labour Organisation (ILO) requirements.
Minister Afridi said it was already in consultation with the ministries of Commerce and Finance on policy regarding labour standards.
"Soon the federal government will finalise a comprehensive labour policy in collaboration with the provincial governments," the Ministry said.
He also raised the issue of the ban by Walt Disney last month on textile imports from Pakistan and expressed hope the company would provide some waiver given Pakistan is working diligently on labour issues.
He added that in the Government's upcoming textile policy, special emphasis would be placed on the implementation of labour standards in the textile industry.
Deputy Counselor McFee said the US would support the measures by the Government towards compliance with ILO standards.
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